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Affiliate Position

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE)

Specializations

  • Computer Supported Cooperative Work
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Visualization

Biography

Jaime Snyder is an Assistant Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington in Seattle. Her research focuses on social aspects of visual practices in the information domain, visual materiality and ethics and values in the design of visual representations of information. She also serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the UW Department of Human-Centered Design and Engineering.

Snyder’s current research uses frameworks from visual studies to look at the activity of image making as an information-driven, communicative practice. Anyone who has clarified a thought or prompted a response during a conversation by drawing a picture or sketching out a relationship has exploited the potential of image making as a tool for conveying information. Rich descriptions of visually enabled conversation and social interactions can greatly inform and influence the design of tools for supporting collaboration and coordination. The goal of her research is to expand the ways that the creation and use of visual information are understood and supported by these systems.

Education

  • Ph D, Information Science and Technology, Syracuse University, School of Information Studies, 2012
  • MFA, Visual Art, Stanford University, 1997
  • BFA, Painting, Temple University, Tyler School of Art, 1993

Awards

  • Best Paper Honorable Mention - CSCW 2018, 2018
  • Diversity and Inclusion Recognition - CSCW 2018, 2018
  • Best Student Paper Award - ASSETS 2017, 2017
  • Doctoral Dissertation Award - iSchool Caucus, 2013
  • Doctoral Award - Syracuse University, 2012
  • Doctoral Dissertation Award - ASIS&T ProQuest, 2012

Publications and Contributions

  • Conference Paper
    Spanning the Boundaries of Data Visualization Work: An Exploration of Functional Affordances and Disciplinary Values (2019)
    Proceedings of the iConference in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science Authors: Jaime Snyder, K. Shilton
  • Conference Poster
    Visual Models of Privacy Experiences on Facebook (2019)
    Proceedings of the iConference in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science Authors: Justin Petelka, Jaime Snyder
  • Conference Paper
    Visually Encoding the Lived Experience of Bipolar Disorder (2019)
    Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '19) Authors: Jaime Snyder, Elizabeth L. Murnane, Caitlin Lustig, Stephen Voida
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Dimensions of visual misinformation in the emerging media landscape (2018)
    Misinformation and Mass Audiences Authors: Jeff Hemsley, Jaime Snyder
  • Newsletter
    Early Adopters of a Low Vision Head-Mounted Assistive Technology (2018)
    SIGACCESS Newsletter Authors: Annuska Zolyomi, Jaime Snyder
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Interpretive Impacts of Text Visualization: Mitigating Political Framing Effects (2018)
    ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI) Authors: Eric P. S. Baumer, Jaime Snyder, Geri Gay
  • White Paper
    Participatory Design to Support Serious Mental Illness (2018)
    Lessons Learned from Community Engagement Author: Jaime Snyder
  • Conference Short Paper
    Personal Informatics in Interpersonal Contexts: Towards the Design of Technology that Supports the Social Ecologies of Long-Term Mental Health Management (2018)
    Proceedings of the 21st ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2018) Authors: Elizabeth Murnane, Tara Walker, Beck A Tench, Stephen Voida, Jaime Snyder
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Double-Edged Sword: A Mixed Methods Study of the Interplay Between Bipolar Disorder and Technology Use (2017)
    Computers and Human Behavior Authors: Mark Matthews, Elizabeth Murnane, Jaime Snyder, Shion Guha, Pamara Chang, Gavin Doherty, Geri Gay
  • Conference Paper
    Let’s Play (While Faraway)! Using Technology to Mediate Remote Playdates for Children with Autism (2017)
    Proceedings of the Human-Computer Interaction International (HCII) Conference Authors: Annuska Zolyomi, Ankitha Bharadwaj, Jaime Snyder
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Quantifying the Changeable Self: The role of self-tracking in coming to terms with and managing bipolar disorder (2017)
    Human Computer Interaction, special issue on “The examined life: Personal uses for personal data” Authors: Mark Matthews, Elizabeth Murnane, Jaime Snyder
  • Conference Abstract
    Racial Bias in the Representation of Medical Evidence: Constructing a More Inclusive Picture of Health (2017)
    2017 Annual Meeting for the Society for Social Studies of Science Authors: Jordan Eschler, Jaime Snyder
  • Conference Paper
    Technology-Mediated Sight: A Case Study of Early Adopters of a Low Vision Assistive Technology (2017)
    19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility Authors: Annuska Zolyomi, Anushree Shukla, Jaime Snyder
  • Conference Paper
    Vernacular Visualization Practices in a Citizen Science Project (2017)
    2017 Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing Conference Author: Jaime Snyder
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Documenting work: From participant observation to participant tracing (2016)
    Handbook of Qualitative Organizational Research: Innovative Pathways and Methods Authors: Carsten Østerlund, Jaime Snyder, Steve Sawyer, Sarika Sharma, Matt Willis
  • Conference Paper
    Observing the Materiality of Values in Information Systems Research (2016)
    Proceeedings of HICSS 2016, Page 2017-2026 Authors: Jaime Snyder, Katie Shilton, Sara Anderson
  • Conference Poster
    Social Dimensions of Technology-Mediated Sight (Poster abstract) (2016)
    Proceedings of ASSETS Authors: Annuska Zolyomi, Anushree Shukla, Jaime Snyder
  • Conference Paper
    Technology-Mediated Sight: A Case Study of Early Adopters of a Low Vision Assistive Technology (2016)
    ASSETS '17 Authors: Jaime Snyder, Annuska Zolyomi, Anushree Shukla
  • Conference Workshop Paper
    Values in the Design of Visualizations (invited paper presentation) (2016)
    CSCW 2016 Workshop on Human-Centered Data Science Author: Jaime Snyder
  • Conference Paper
    MoodLight: Exploring Personal and Social Implications of Ambient Display of Biosensor Data (2015)
    Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW), Page 143-153 Authors: Jaime Snyder, Mark Matthews, Jacqueline Chien, Pamara F Chang, Saeed Abdullah, Emily Sun, Geri Gay
  • Conference Paper
    MoodLight: Real-Time Representation Versus Response Elicitation in Biosensor Data (2015)
    Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) , Page 605-608 Authors: Mark Matthews, Jaime Snyder, Lindsay Reynolds, Jacqueline Chien, Adam Shih, Jonathan Lee, Geri Gay
  • Conference Poster
    Using Ethnography of Email to Understand Distributed Scientific Collaborations (2015)
    Proceedings of the iConference Authors: Sarika Sharma, Matt Willis, Jaime Snyder, Carsten Østerlund, Steve Sawyer
  • Conference Non-Archival Papers
    Visualizing Temporality in Biological Rhythms (2015)
    Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Authors: Jaime Snyder, Mark Matthews
  • Conference Poster
    Documents and Distributed Scientific Collaboration (poster) (2014)
    Proceedings of ACM CSCW Authors: Matt Willis, Sarika Sharma, Jaime Snyder, Michelle Brown, Carsten Østerlund, Steve Sawyer
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Making Things Visible: Opportunities and Tensions in Visual Approaches for Design Research and Practice (2014)
    Human Computer Interaction, Special Issue on Design Thinking, Volume 29, Issue 5-6, Page 451-486 Authors: Jaime Snyder, Eric Baumer, Stephen Voida, Phil Adams, Megan Halpern, Tanzeem Choudhury, Geri Gay
  • Conference Poster
    The Document Practice as Insight to Digital Infrastructures of Distributed, Collaborative Social Scientists (poster) (2014)
    Proceedings of the iConference Authors: Sarika Sharma, Jaime Snyder, Carsten Østerlund, Matt Willis, Steve Sawyer, Michelle Brown, Dorotea Szkolar
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Visual Representation of Information as Communicative Practice (2014)
    Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), Volume 65, Issue 11, Page 2233-2247 Author: Jaime Snyder

Presentations

  • Interpretive Impacts of Text Visualization: Mitigating Political Framing Effects (2019)
    SIGCHI Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2019) - Glasgow, UK
  • Obstacles to Empathy: Visually Encoding Personal Data for Vulnerable Populations (2019)
    Data Analytics group, University College Dublin - Dublin, Ireland
  • Data Visualization Basics (2018)
    INFO 200: Intellectual Foundations of Informatics. Information School, University of Washington - Seattle, Washington
  • Quantifying the Changeable Self: The role of self-tracking in coming to terms with and managing bipolar disorder (2018)
    SIGCHI Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018) - Montreal, Canada
  • Social Issues in Personal Informatics: Design, Data, and Infrastructure (2018)
    Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing - New York, New York
  • Visualizing Bipolar Disorder: Encoding Personal Data through Co-Design (2018)
    Behavioral Research in Technology and Engineering (BRiTE) Center - Seattle, WA
  • Credible Images (HICSS-50 Digital & Social Media Ignite Presentation) (2017)
    HICSS - Waikoloa Village, HI
  • Data Visualization Basics (2017)
    INFO200 Intellectual Foundations of Informatics, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • Data Visualization: Principles and Tools (2017)
    LIS530 Organization of Information and Resources, Information School, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • Evaluating Visual Practices in a Citizen Science Project (2017)
    CSCW 2017 Workshop, The Science of Citizen Science - Portland, OR
  • Infographic Design (2017)
    FISH 478 Topics in Sustainable Fisheries. College of the Environment, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • The Reproducibility Concept, Practice & Toolset (2017)
    eScience Data Science Studies Workshop - Seattle, WA
  • User Centered Visualization Design Workshop (2017)
    INFO474 Interactive Information Visualization, Information School, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • Vernacular Visualization in the Management of Serious Mental Illness (2017)
    Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science, UC Irvine - Irvine, CA
  • Visualizing Bipolar Disorder: Visual Materiality in the Representation of Biological Rhythms (2017)
    STSS591 Science, Technology, and Society Studies in Action, Information School, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • Data Visualization Basics (2016)
    INFO200 Intellectual Foundations of Informatics, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • Data Visualization Basics (2016)
    INFO200 Intellectual Foundations of Informatics, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • Meet, Greet, Teach: Gaming for Good (2016)
    College of the Environment, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • Native Girls Code Design Thinking Workshop (2016)
    Na'ah Illahee Fund - Seattle, WA
  • From Effects to Entanglements: A Fishbowl Discussion on Sociomateriality (2014)
    Panel at the iConference - Berlin, Germany
  • Traces of Work: Visibility & Documenting Practices within Distributed Social Science Collaboration (2014)
    Sharing, re-use and circulation of resources in cooperative scientific work, Workshop at CSCW 2014 - Baltimore, MD
  • Transections: an interdisciplinary exploration of design between science and the humanities (2014)
    Invited presenter and panelist. Symposium organized by Professors Anda French and Lori Brown, Syracuse University School of Architecture - Syracuse, NY